THE ADDAMS FAMILY
A NEW MUSICAL

Book by MARSHALL BRICKMAN and RICK ELICE
Music and Lyrics by ANDREW LIPPA

Orchestrations by Larry Hochman

Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams

An Encore Production
Featuring performers ages 13* – 22, and is by “AUDITION ONLY.” Not all who audition will be cast.

*We are accepting registrations for 11 & 12 years olds to audition for the role of Pugsley ONLY.

Performances
July 6 – 14, 2024
Harris Center at Folsom Lake College

Director: Debbie Wilson
Choreographer: E.A. Hobbs
Vocal Director:
Jennifer Wittmayer
Costume Designer: Karen McConnell
Producer: Chris Hobbs

SHOW OVERVIEW
THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family– a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before– keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.

Originally produced on Broadway by Stuart Oken, Roy Furman, Michael Leavitt, Five Cent Productions, Stephen Schuler, Decca Theatricals, Scott M. Delman, Stuart Ditsky, Terry Allen Kramer, Stephanie P. McClelland, James L. Nederlander, Eva Price, Jam Theatricals/Mary LuRoffe, Pittsburgh CLO/Gutterman-Swinsky, Vivek Tiwary/Gary Kaplan, The Weinstein Company/Clarence, LLC, Adam Zotovich/Tribe Theatricals; By Special Arrangement with Elephant Eye Theatrical

THE ADDAMS FAMILY A NEW MUSICAL is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036. www.theatricalrights.com

PERFORMER’S CALENDAR – CLICK HERE

CAST OF CHARACTERS
Gomez Addams
Morticia Addams
Uncle Fester
Grandma
Wednesday Addams
Pugsley Addams
Lurch
Mal Beineke
Alice Beineke
Lucas Beineke
The Addams Ancestors

MUSICAL NUMBERS
Overture – Addams Theme
When You’re An Addams
Fester’s Manifesto
Two Things
Wednesday’s Growing Up
Trapped
Pulled
One Normal Night
Secrets
Gomez’s What If
What If
Full Disclosure Part 1
Waiting
Full Disclosure Part 2
Just Around the Corner
The Moon and Me
Happy Sad
Crazier Than You
Not Today
Let’s Live Before We Die
Finale: Move Toward the Darkness

ATTENDANCE POLICY

  • 3 Total Absences for NON-MANDATORY rehearsal dates; including but not limited to vacation, school functions, illness, and family events.
  • Do not schedule vacation to use all 3 absences. You need to allow for sick days.
  • Arriving 30 minutes late or leaving 30 minutes early = one-half absence.
  • Note: Lead rehearsals are on Mondays from 4:00-6:15pm [Although ALL PERFORMERS are subject to being called on a Monday (see weekly newsletter for the call list)]
  • NO ABSENCES during Mandatory Rehearsals, Tech Rehearsals or Shows (June 24th – July 14th).
  • If you miss more than 3 absences or miss a mandatory rehearsal, tech rehearsal or show you will be removed from the show.

REGISTRATION
Online registration begins Monday, April 15th, at 8:00pm on this webpage and closes on Thursday, April 25th at 8:00pm. The credit card in your account will be charged the tuition fee only for those cast in the show.

  • There is only one cast.
  • Please review the calendar thoroughly.
  • Do not register if you will miss more than three rehearsals.
  • Attendance Policy: 3 Total Absences; including but not limited to vacation, school functions, illness, and family events.
  • Do not schedule vacation to use all 3 absences. You need to allow for sick days.
  • Arriving 30 minutes late or leaving 30 minutes early = one-half absence.
  • Note: Lead rehearsals are on Mondays from 4:00-6:15pm [Although ALL PERFORMERS are subject to being called on a Monday (see weekly newsletter for the call list)]
  • NO ABSENCES during Mandatory Rehearsals, Tech Rehearsals or Shows (June 24th – July 14th).
  • If you miss more than 3 absences or miss a mandatory rehearsal, tech rehearsal or show you will be removed from the show.

LEARN THE AUDITION DANCE
Monday, April 22nd, at 4:00pm at EDMT’s Rehearsal Facility. A video link of the audition dance will be emailed to all registrants for those who are unable to attend in-person or who want to use it to practice.

AUDITIONS
Saturday, April 27th, starting at 9:00am at EDMT’s Rehearsal Facility.

  • Only accepting a digital music file for this vocal audition. We will send an email after registration with instructions on how to submit your digital music for auditions.
  • Auditionees will be seated by number in a row of 10 chairs in the audition room. Parents are invited to watch. When your number is called, you will come forward, introduce yourself and your song, and then sing for up to one minute.
  • Next, 20 auditionees will perform the dance audition for the staff in groups of five. Some groups of auditionees will sing first and dance second, and others will dance first and sing second.
  • Finally, the Artistic Staff will announce the audition numbers of those who are being called back. Those called back will proceed immediately to the “Callback Table” to pick up any songs/scripts needed in preparation for the callback auditions on Wednesday.
  • Note: The door will be closed during each group’s auditions. No entering or exiting the room during that time.

CALLBACKS
Wednesday, May 1st, starting at 4:00pm at EDMT’s Rehearsal Facility. Those called back will be asked to read lines from the script and sing the song(s) they were given at the “Callback Table” at auditions. They should also be prepared to dance if requested.

CAST LIST
The cast list will be posted on the EDMT website on Saturday, May 4th at 8:00pm.

PUBLICITY APPEARANCES
Cast members obtaining lead roles are expected to make themselves available for publicity events such as television appearances and newspaper interviews.

Auditions and Rehearsals will take place at EDMT, 4949 Windplay Drive, in El Dorado Hills, CA.

COST
$595 Tuition Fee (for each sibling, add $550)

Additional expenses may include the purchase of personal items such as shoes, changing garments, or makeup; and those which are completely optional, such as, a cast photo, souvenir mug or ornament, T-shirt, etc…

CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY
NO refunds of tuition will be made once the cast list is posted on the EDMT website, except in extenuating circumstances such as death in the family, or a medical injury, serious illness or surgery not known about prior to registration.

  • Registered cast members will be charged a $75.00 processing fee if they remove themselves between auditions and the day before cast list is posted.
  • To request a cancellation prior to the cast list being posted, send an email to edmt@edmt.info.  Make sure to include performer’s name, parent’s name and phone number, and reason for canceling.
  • NO refunds of tuition will be given to cast members removed from the cast by EDMT staff for behavioral reasons.

Note: Performers and their parents are aware that rehearsals require the performer to have the ability to focus for two-and-a-half hours, with one break.

REHEARSALS

  • Monday, May 6th, from 4:00pm-6:15pm is a lead read-through.
  • Wednesday, May 8th, from 4:00-6:30pm is the first rehearsal for the entire cast.
  • Mondays from 4:00-6:15pm are usually lead-rehearsal days, but additional cast member may be called on Mondays. If a Monday rehearsal is missed it counts towards the 3 absences (see weekly newsletter for the call list)
  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 4:00-6:30pm, and Saturday, May 11th from 10:00am-2:00pm, are all cast member rehearsal.
  • Please review the calendar thoroughly.

ATTENDANCE POLICY

  • 3 Total Absences for NON-MANDATORY rehearsal dates; including but not limited to vacation, school functions, illness, and family events.
  • Do not schedule vacation to use all 3 absences. You need to allow for sick days.
  • Arriving 30 minutes late or leaving 30 minutes early = one-half absence.
  • Note: Lead rehearsals are on Mondays from 4:00-6:15pm [Although ALL PERFORMERS are subject to being called on a Monday (see weekly newsletter for the call list)]
  • NO ABSENCES during Mandatory Rehearsals, Tech Rehearsals or Shows (June 24th – July 14th).
  • If you miss more than 3 absences or miss a mandatory rehearsal, tech rehearsal or show you will be removed from the show.

Rehearsals will take place at EDMT, 4949 Windplay Drive, in El Dorado Hills, CA.

PARENT MEETINGS
We will not have a parent meeting for this show. All information will be provided via email. If you have any questions, please contact Chris Hobbs at chrishobbs@edmt.info.

VOLUNTEER HOURS
Our volunteers are some of the most important people in our organization. Without our volunteers, our productions would not be possible. Volunteers are needed for rehearsals, poster blitz, set painting, costume and prop support, shows, load-in/load-out, etc.

  • Each family is required to complete at least 20 volunteer hours for this show.
  • If your family does not complete 20 volunteer hours, a $200 fee will be charged to your credit card on file.
  • Volunteer positions will be available on “SignUp.” A link to this software will be sent in the newsletter.
  • When volunteering, DO NOT bring other kids. When volunteering for the other cast, DO NOT bring your performer(s).
  • If you sign-up as a Backstage Dresser, DO NOT send your spouse who did not receive training.

PERFORMER RULES OF CONDUCT

  • We expect every participant to be courteous, respectful, and responsible while understanding that focus, dedication, and commitment are necessary to achieve the group’s goals.
  • We expect each participant to be punctual and prepared for rehearsal.  Prepared by knowing the material that was covered in the previous rehearsals, and also prepared by being well-groomed and dressed for movement (no jeans) and wearing dance footwear or clean tennis shoes.
  • We expect that everyone will take good care of the facility; both our rehearsal areas and our performance venues and equipment. That means cleaning up after yourself and taking your belongings home with you at the end of rehearsals/shows. Items left behind will be purged once a month.
  • There is a zero tolerance policy towards any substance abuse. Violations will result in immediate dismissal and appropriate authorities may be contacted.
  • Every EDMT participant should understand that their contributions towards a positive, healthy, and supportive environment are necessary for the group to be successful and to ensure that every El Dorado Musical Theatre production is the best it can be for each and every audience member as well as for each and every performer.

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION
EDMT awards available scholarships to individuals deemed most appropriate from the pool of applications. We offer work scholarships and need based scholarships that may be all or part of one tuition fee.

  • Parents or eligible performers are required to complete the 20 volunteer hours. (Scholarship recipients will not be eligible for another scholarship if volunteer hours are not completed.)
  • Award decisions will be made based on potential benefit to applicant, potential benefit to the show, and financial need.
  • Scholarship recipients must be in good standing with the company and commit to remain in the show regardless of whether or not a lead role is obtained.
  • A contract will be provided for a Work Scholarship to determine how many hours are required to volunteer per month, outside of the 20 volunteer hours per show.
  • The deadline for applications is Wednesday, April 10th at 8:00pm. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Recipients of scholarships will be notified by email no later than 8:00pm on Friday, April 12th. Link to EDMT Scholarship Application.

SHOW FAQs

Can parents observe rehearsals?
No. Only cast members and staff may be on site while rehearsals are in progress.

How will drop off and pick up work?
All performers should enter EDMT through the front door entrance and arrive no more than 10-15 minutes before their scheduled rehearsal time for check-in. After rehearsal, performers will exit EDMT through the front door. Please arrive on time to pick up your performer(s).

Who do I go to when I have a question?
Please direct all questions to the Show Coordinator or Producer, (Mrs.) Chris Hobbs. Please avoid disrupting rehearsals by going directly to the artistic staff.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
For any additional questions or information about The Addams Family, please contact Producer, Chris Hobbs, at chrishobbs@edmt.info or call the EDMT office at (916) 941-7464.

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